Following Virginia Tech's historic 2022-23 women's basketball where the Hokies reached the Final Four for the first time in program history, head coach Kenny Brooks has received a new six-year deal extending his contract through the 2028-29 season.
Virginia Tech has announced a contract extension for Kenny Brooks through the 2028-29 season. His deal is now worth $6.4 million over the next 6 years with Brooks set to become the first non football or MBB coach for the #Hokies to make more than $1 million. pic.twitter.com/XvFU7SG8CM— Tim Thomas (@TimThomasTLP) July 24, 2023
The new deal is worth $6.4 million over the 6 years with the contract also including an increase in support staff resources, assistant coaching staff salary pool, and operation budget expenses along with updated postseason bonuses. In the process, Brooks will become the first non-football or MBB coach at Virginia Tech to earn more than $1 million in a single season.
In a press release, Kenny Brooks released the following statement.
“I’d like to thank Dr. (Tim) Sands and Whit Babcock for this wonderful opportunity to continue to lead the Virginia Tech women’s basketball program,” Brooks said. “Their support, along with others, has enabled us to reach exclusive heights and I’m excited for the future.
“Chrissy and I have enjoyed our time with Hokie Nation and the Blacksburg community and look forward to many new and exciting memories to come. Last but not least, I’m excited to continue on this journey with my wonderful staff and group of young ladies that represent the VT culture so well. Go Hokies!”
Athletic director Whit Babcock also had this to say about the contract extension for Kenny Brooks.
“Kenny Brooks and his staff's commitment to Virginia Tech and women's basketball exemplifies hard work, determination and dedication to excellence and sets the standard for what college sports should be regarding academics, character and performance," Babcock said. "Coach Brooks has revitalized our women's basketball program and enriched numerous lives through his impactful leadership. I join our fans in excitement as we look forward to the future success of Virginia Tech women's basketball.”
There's no doubt that Brooks has earned this extension to become one of the highest paid coaches in women's basketball. In addition to leading the Hokies to their first Final Four, Brooks also has led VT to their first ACC Tournament title and #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament this past season.
He also has led the Hokies to three-straight NCAA Tournament appearances, the second longest streak in program history behind four-straight from 2003-06. That would be four-straight for Brooks as well if the 2020 NCAA Women's Tournament would have been able to be held.
In his seven seasons, Brooks has a 155-74 record while having won 20+ games six times with the only exception being the 2020-21 season where Tech only played 25 games including a limited non-conference slate.